An insight into how studying a Kaplan Apprenticeship is helping Chloe Thomas-Hui and her future career prospects. Chloe is currently studying as an Accounts Assistant and is employed by Saffrey Champness.
Why did you choose an Apprenticeship?
After college I knew I wanted to work in accounting and in a finance environment. When I found out it was possible to work full time and gain experience at the same time, rather than continuing into full time education, it made more sense for me and seemed like the better option for my career. I originally thought I needed a degree to get a good job, but after speaking to different employers and people I knew who worked in accountancy firms, I realised the Apprenticeship route was just as respected and could get you to the same position in the future.
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How has Kaplan helped you to succeed?
Kaplan originally introduced me to Saffery Champness and kept me updated with different Apprenticeship roles that I would be suited to. Kaplan was very helpful and prepared me for my interviews by going through different questions I may be asked, explaining the job role and what would be expected in more detail. After Kaplan had helped me to secure my position at Safferys, I then started my ATT qualification at Kaplan and was introduced to my assessor who I meet with regularly to catch up on everyday office life as well as my studies.
What would be your advice for anyone considering an Apprenticeship?
Be open minded, I didn’t originally plan to go into tax, however once Kaplan provided me with different job roles both accounts and tax, I realised tax sounded more suited to me and was something I wanted go in to. Make sure you do plenty of research into the area you are looking to go into, if you pick the right subject, an Apprenticeship can give you a lot of experience for the future, even if it is a different job within that area.
What are the top three things about your Kaplan Apprenticeship?
Gaining a recognised qualification as well as gaining the practical experience. The Apprenticeship allows me to learn and develop new skills that will be used in my job, for example, setting up meetings and delivering presentations. Also, enjoy the working office environment and getting to meet a variety of different people as a result.
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